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‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Annie Murphy Is a Good Wife Turned Bad

‘Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Annie Murphy Is a Good Wife Turned Bad
At some point, you’ve probably made fun of one of those cheesy sitcoms about an oafish man with a beautiful, impossibly patient wife. That’s because those kinds of sitcoms have been around for our entire lives, going back practically to the start of television itself. Some of these shows have been great (The Honeymooners), some have been fine (Still Standing), and some have been According to Jim. They are, like cop shows, one of TV’s most renewable resources, enduring perhaps because viewers see more of themselves than
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‘Heels’: David James Elliott & Joel Murray To Recur In Starz’s Wrestling Drama Series

‘Heels’: David James Elliott & Joel Murray To Recur In Starz’s Wrestling Drama Series
Exclusive: Jag alum David James Elliott and Joel Murray (Mad Men) are set for recurring roles opposite Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig in Heels, Starz’s eight-episode hourlong drama set in the outrageous world of independent professional wrestling.

Written by Michael Waldron, with Mike O’Malley as showrunner, Heels is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling. Set in a close-knit Georgia community, it follows a family-owned wrestling promotion as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy (Ludwig) and somebody must play their nemesis, the heel (Amell). But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

Elliott will play Tom Spade, a former wrestler and proprietor of the Duffy Wrestling
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Fear the Walking Dead: Sherry’s Return Explained

Fear the Walking Dead: Sherry’s Return Explained
This Fear the Walking Dead article contains spoilers.

Fear the Walking Dead season 6 delivered its first big reveal of the season at the very end of “Alaska.” After months of searching for his long lost wife, Dwight finally reunited with Sherry (Christine Evangelista) in a surprising manner, connecting via walkie basically out of nowhere. Whatever you might think of the way the reunion was executed — I found the matter-of-fact way Dwight ran into Sherry to be a bit underwhelming — this cliffhanger ending marks a major milestone in Dwight’s story of love lost. Now reunited with Sherry, perhaps the former Saviors can finally begin to do what Morgan begged that they do at the end of season 5: live.

But where has Sherry been all of this time? In case you don’t remember, she’s been missing since The Walking Dead season 7 episode “Hostiles and Calamities.” After freeing Daryl
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Formats Specialist Media Ranch Expands into U.K. and English Canada Markets

Formats Specialist Media Ranch Expands into U.K. and English Canada Markets
Montreal-based formats specialist Media Ranch is expanding its reach in the U.K. and English Canada with the addition of two consultants.

Rod Rodrigo, who has held executive positions at Mar Vista, Gaumont, Global Agency and ICM, before starting Serendipity Media in 2013, has a brief to ramp up Media Ranch’s U.K. business. He will report to Media Ranch Svp Tanja van der Goes.

Owen Kelly, who launched his own company Antigravity Entertainment this year, is to oversee English Canada’s business development. Kelly has previously worked in film and TV business affairs and financing in Canada.

The appointments come two months after the Canadian producer and distributor announced a push into the U.S. after signing a deal with ICM Partners. Media Ranch recently signed 10 global deals for “Watch!,” a new entertainment game show format, which is in production in Germany.

Meanwhile, Media Ranch has optioned its format
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Damon Wayans Signs With APA

Damon Wayans Signs With APA
Exclusive: Damon Wayans, who starred for three seasons as Roger Murtaugh in the Fox series Lethal Weapon, has signed with APA.

Wayans served as writer and star of the acclaimed, Emmy-winning series, In Living Color, for three seasons where he created some of the show’s most iconic sketch characters, including Homey the Clown, Handiman and gay film critic Blaine from Men on Film. His writing for the series earned him two Emmy Award nominations.

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Wayans also starred in, co-created and executive-produced the hit comedy series My Wife and Kids, which received numerous awards including the 2002 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Series and Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series. He also created, executive-produced and
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Vince Neil's Unused Police Academy 6 Cameo Is Unearthed and It's So 80s It Hurts

Vince Neil's Unused Police Academy 6 Cameo Is Unearthed and It's So 80s It Hurts
Motley Crue's Vince Neil originally had a part in 1989's Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. However, the cameo was later left on the cutting room floor for reasons that remain to be unclear. Neil was/is not known for his acting chops, but director Peter Bonerz saw some potential in him, especially his 1980s metal look. While the scene was cut, it has been circulating online, along with some behind-the-scenes footage, for quite a while and it's always worth revisiting for its pure 1980s goodness.

Police Academy 6 was not the best-received of the franchise, so maybe Vince Neil dodged a bullet. At the time, he was kind of bummed that his scene was taken out, which is understandable. In the behind-the-scenes footage, director Peter Bonerz talks about getting Neil involved in the process. When asked about the Motley Crue front man's acting abilities, the director said, "I don't know.
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‘The Four’ Creator Armoza Formats To Launch Virtual Sales Event In Wake Of MipTV Cancellation

‘The Four’ Creator Armoza Formats To Launch Virtual Sales Event In Wake Of MipTV Cancellation
Armoza Formats, creator of Fox entertainment series The Four, is launching ArmozaFest, a virtual sales event, in the wake of the cancellation of Mip TV.

The company, which was acquired by ITV in July 2019, will launch the ‘screen-to-screen’ service for international buyers in order to showcase their upcoming formats.

The event will last for two weeks starting March 23.

It comes after Reed Midem cancelled MipTV yesterday as a result of the coronavirus. The event, which was set to be held in Cannes from March 30 to April 2, was cancelled after the French government banned gatherings of more than 5,000 people due to the global pandemic.

The company’s catalogue numbers over 100 formats including primetime singing show The Four, which has been commissioned in over 15 territories and aired on Fox Stateside, game show Still Standing, and primetime studio entertainment series I Can Do That!, aired in over 25 countries.

It has previously partnered with
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‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Producer Buys Back Company from Embattled Kew Media Group (Exclusive)

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‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Producer Buys Back Company from Embattled Kew Media Group (Exclusive)
Baroness Von Sketch Show” producer Frantic Films has bought back the company from embattled parent Kew Media Group.

Frantic Films founder Jamie Brown has personally financed the deal to reacquire 100% ownership of the firm, which was bought by Kew in March 2017. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Following the deal, Brown will continue to helm Frantic Films out of Winnipeg and Toronto, with the leadership, wider staff and production pipeline unaffected.

The 20-year-old Frantic Films produces programming across lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and scripted, with stand-out titles including “Backyard Builds” (Hgtv), “The Stats of Life” (CBC) and the 2019 Rose d’Or-winning “Baroness Von Sketch Show” (CBC/IFC) and “Still Standing” (CBC). The business recently racked up 13 nominations for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards.

Brown, CEO and executive producer of Frantic Films, said: “After 20 years of domestic and international production success, this marks the beginning of a new chapter for our company.
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Sgiff: Shorts Panorama Highlights Breadth of Singapore Talent

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It didn’t take long for the shorts programme that is part of the Singapore International Film Festival’s Singapore Panorama strand at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov. 27 to sell out. That is because the Singaporean audience is well aware that the best and brightest of filmmaking talent from the country cut their teeth in the format.

The programming, as always, is diverse. AFI Directing Workshop for Women graduate Tan Siyou’s “Hello Ahma” follows an eight-year-old who must adjust to a new life in America. The death of her beloved grandmother in Singapore throws into sharp relief truths about life, death and cultural dislocation. The film premiered at Toronto, where it was in the running for the Short Cuts award. Tan’s previous short “2200 Volts” played at Sgiff in 2017.

Liao Jiekai is a relative veteran in the Panorama programme. After directing several shorts, he made his feature
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China’s Hunan TV and Israel’s Armoza Formats Partner on ‘Dance Smash’

ITV StudiosArmoza Formats has inked a co-development deal with major Chinese broadcaster Hunan TV. The first show to come out of the partnership is dance competition “Dance Smash,” which began airing in China this month.

The show is based on Quebecor Content and Fair-Play’s format “Dance Revolution,” which originally aired on Canada’s Tva. It places performers in the middle of a circle of cameras that provide a real-time 360-degree view of their moves, allowing judges to analyze and critique their performance from all angles as they compete for a cash prize.

The new China program recently debuted to a 5.2% share, including a 7.8% share with viewers under 23, making it the best debut for a broadcast TV dance competition show in the past two years. A Russian adaptation of the same format was recently commissioned by the country’s Channel One.

Lester Hu, Hunan TV’s head of formats and international business,
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ViacomCBS’ Daunting New Task: Twisting Itself to Please Madison Ave.

At CBS, ads have a chance to make a big splash on screen, whether they be a shout out to Sabra hummus from late-night host Stephen Colbert, a scene in “Hawaii Five-0” about Sweet Onion Teryiaki sandwiches from Subway or a bar sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and Heineken on the set of James Corden’s “Late Late Show.”

At Viacom, however, some of the most important advertising takes place behind the scenes. The youth-skewing cable programmer has spent months beefing up its efforts to help marketers like Pepsi, Procter & Gamble and General Motors places commercials in the programs and time slots seen by their likeliest customers – all with the help of heady brews of consumer data and custom algorithms. And executives are placing more emphasis on using social media and an array of influencers, along with the advertising that typically accompanies TV programs.

Now the companies have to meld the
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ITV Studios Acquires Israel’s Armoza Formats, Creator Of ‘The Four’

ITV Studios is adding to its stable of global entertainment formats with the acquisition of Israeli group Armoza Formats. Founded by Avi Armoza, the company’s catalogue numbers over 100 formats including primetime singing show The Four which has been commissioned in over 15 territories and aired on Fox Stateside; game show Still Standing; and primetime studio entertainment series I Can Do That!, aired in over 25 countries.

The deal will see Armoza Formats become part of the Global Creative Network, headed up by Mike Beale, for ITV Studios. The Armoza team, based in Tel Aviv, will continue to develop and source new formats and also work with producers within the ITV Studios group on their projects in development. ITV Studios labels will exclusively produce all newly-developed Armoza formats in territories within which it has a presence.

Maria Kyriacou, President, ITV Studios International, said, “Armoza Formats has rapidly grown to be one of
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ITV Studios Acquires Armoza Formats, Creator of ‘The Four’

ITV Studios has bought Armoza Formats. The Israel-based formats creator and distributor’s shows include “The Four,” which is on Fox in the U.S. It roster of shows also includes “Still Standing” and “I Can Do That.”

Founded by Avi Armoza, the Tel Aviv-based company specializes in unscripted formats. The deal will see ITV produce all new Armoza formats in territories where it has a production presence. Armoza currently sells its own formats internationally through its distribution arm. ITV also has a large sales division, but it said Armoza will continue to take its shows to market itself.

“Armoza always strives to be at the forefront of creativity and stay ahead of the challenges in our industry, and we are therefore thrilled to be joining ITV Studios,” said Avi Armoza, who is a well-known figure on the international TV circuit. “We both share the same values and passion
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ITV Studios Acquires Israel's Armoza Formats

U.K. TV giant ITV’s ITV Studios unit has agreed to acquire Israeli format creator and distributor Armoza Formats.

Founded by Avi Armoza, the television developer and distributor has a catalog of over 100 formats, including primetime singing show The Four, game show Still Standing, Israel’s most successful international non-scripted format with over 6,000 episodes globally, and primetime studio entertainment show I Can Do That!

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

The deal will see Armoza Formats become part of the Global Creative Network, headed up by Mike Beale, for ITV Studios. The Armoza team, based in Tel Aviv, "...
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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8 Review: Is Anybody Out There?

Does Alicia’s fate in the mid-season finale mark a turning point for Fear the Walking Dead?

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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8

You’ve got to hand it to Fear the Walking Dead. Many viewers may not have liked this more optimistic, glass-half-full take on the zombie apocalypse (myself included), but showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Evan Goldberg were determined to put a more positive spin on a genre that generally seems to revel in its bleakness. Starting with last season’s “...I Lose Myself,” Fear injected the Walking Dead universe with a kind of unapologetic hopefulness that often crossed dangerously close into maudlin territory. The first half of this season also dabbled a bit in camp, with very mixed results.

And now, here we are at Season 5’s midway point, and the group (and thereby Fear itself) has
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Fear Twd Recap: Goodbye and Amends — Plus, Is [Spoiler] Really a Goner?

Fear Twd Recap: Goodbye and Amends — Plus, Is [Spoiler] Really a Goner?
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Sunday’s Fear the Walking Dead. If you’ve yet to watch and prefer to be surprised, move away as if a radioactive growler is lumbering toward you.

I think we all felt pretty confident going into Sunday’s Fear the Walking Dead that, despite the fact that “The Little Prince” left several characters in jeopardy, no one was actually going to bite the dust. So color at least me stunned that “Still Standing” appeared to sign a death warrant for not just a character but one of the ones we really care about.
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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7 Review: Still Standing

Poor Alicia. 

On Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7, Alycia Debnam Carey's alter ego became a casualty of the abysmal writing that has been plaguing Fear the Walking Dead Season 5. 

If you watch Fear the Walking Dead online, you know that she has dealt with a lot of loss throughout the years, but the deaths of her mother and brother changed the course of her life forever. 

Her recent journey has mostly revolved around her plight to rid the world of the walkers and save as many people as she can, putting her at odds with most of her allies because she's putting her life on the line in the process. 

There's a young woman here who needs therapy to help her overcome the loss that she's endured, but instead, the creative forces behind the show thought that a slow death was just what the doctor ordered. 

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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7 Review: Still Standing

Logic continues to take a back seat in another underwhelming episode of Fear the Walking Dead.

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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7

Fear the Walking Dead follows up last week’s disastrous “The Little Prince” with an episode that is fractionally better. Which is troubling when you consider that next week is the mid-season finale. For all the walker-killing action in “Still Standing,” there’s only a moment near the end that held any sort of genuine suspense. Of course I’m talking about Alicia, who hasn’t looked so haggard since drinking antifreeze-tainted water in the Season 4 finale. She obviously pulled through, but I do wonder if Fear has the guts to completely kill off the Clarke bloodline. Personally, I think this would be a huge mistake, especially since Alycia Debnam-Carey is one of the show’s more compelling actors.
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Fear The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7: Still Standing Trailer & Clip; Ep. 8: Is Anybody Out There? Plot Synopsis [AMC]

Fear the Walking Dead Still Standing Trailer, Clip, and Is Anybody Out There? Plot Synopsis AMC‘s Fear the Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7: Still Standing TV show trailer and official plot synopsis for Episode 8: Is Anybody Out There? have been released. Still [...]

Continue reading: Fear The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7: Still Standing Trailer & Clip; Ep. 8: Is Anybody Out There? Plot Synopsis [AMC]
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Promo and images for Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 7 – ‘Still Standing’

AMC has released a promo and images for the seventh episode of Fear the Walking Dead season 5, entitled ‘Still Standing’; take a look here…

Charlie and Strand try to get to safety; Dwight receives some assistance from Dorie on his mission; Morgan focuses his attention on the bigger goal; Alicia refuses to go down without a fight.

Fear the Walking Dead season 5 airs on Sundays in the Us and on Mondays in the UK.

Photo credits: AMC

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